Instant Pot Beef Stew: A Hearty and Delicious Comfort Meal
Beef stew is a classic comfort food that is enjoyed by many during the colder months of the year. The combination of tender beef, hearty vegetables, and savory broth make it the perfect meal to warm you up on a chilly evening. However, making traditional beef stew can be time-consuming, with hours of simmering required to achieve that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Fortunately, with the Instant Pot, you can enjoy the same delicious flavors in a fraction of the time.
Here is a recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew that is easy to follow and produces a satisfying and delicious meal.
➤ To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
▢2 pounds beef stewing cubes or chuck
▢2 tablespoons olive oil divided
▢1 medium onion chopped
▢6 cloves garlic minced
▢3 cups beef broth
▢1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
▢1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
▢1 teaspoon salt
▢Pepper to taste
▢3 large carrots peeled & cut into fairly large bite-size pieces
▢3 sticks celery chopped
▢1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes peeled & diced (fairly large bite-size pieces)
▢2 tablespoons cornstarch
➤ To make this delicious Instant Pot Beef Stew :
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to your Instant Pot. Press the “sauté” button and once the oil is hot, add half the beef. Brown the beef on all sides (I find this easiest to do with tongs). I like to do two batches so the meat isn’t crowded and browns nicely.
Once the beef is seared, transfer it to a plate and set aside. Repeat for the second batch (use the second tablespoon of olive oil).
Add the onion to the IP and sauté for 3-4 minutes (add a splash more oil if needed).
Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
Add about a cup of the beef broth to the IP and scrape any brown bits from the bottom thoroughly (a wooden spoon works well). This is important as it’ll help prevent getting an IP burn warning.
Stir in the rest of the broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients except for the cornstarch (including returning the beef to the pot).
Close the lid and set the valve on “sealing”, and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. It will take 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to get up to pressure.
Once the countdown is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes, and then do a quick release for the rest of the pressure.
Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add the slurry to the IP.
Give it a good stir and let it thicken up for a few minutes (you can put the “sauté” button back on if needed to activate the cornstarch). Season with salt & pepper to taste and enjoy!
This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy the classic comfort food. With the help of the Instant Pot, you can have a hearty and flavorful meal on the table in just over an hour. The combination of tender beef, vegetables, and savory broth is sure to warm you up on a chilly day and leave you feeling satisfied. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the flavors of a traditional beef stew with a fraction of the time and effort.
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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